Thursday, February 20, 2014

Beyond Fair Chase

A wonderful memory and endorsement of Orion's founder Jim Posewitz and of his influential book Beyond Fair Chase in the blog The Starving Sportsman :
...We were all given a book in these classes.  Beyond Fair Chase by Jim Posewitz.  I remember sitting and reading this book in my room from front to back in one sitting.  It’s not a big book but when it took my literally 5 years to read “Five Years to Freedom”, you get the idea I'm not much of a reader.  I found my original copy that was given to me while sitting in that high school study hall room so long ago this past weekend.
I remember some stories in it vividly.  The one about the hunter not knowing if he should take the shot.  The bow hunter who vowed to never hunt the next season if he did not find his bull, yet after 30 days of searching he was able to finally tag his bull in a clearing he had walked by many times the previous month.  This book is filled with so much of what a hunter should be and strive to be.  ETHICS…

Read the entire post here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Senate passes ‘conservation-minded’ Farm Bill

This is very good news for wildlife and wildlife habitat. Thanks to everyone who called and wrote their Congressman and Senators.

 US Capitol
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After three years of hard work, the Farm Bill has passed the U.S. Senate and is on the way to President Obama’s desk. This afternoon, the Senate voted 68-32 in support of the bill, advancing the mammoth legislation and helping secure critical private-lands conservation programs key to hunting and fishing in the United States.
Read more on the TRCP website.